My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Monday, June 6, 2011

My Convertible Hair

Hi Everyone,

I really wanted to play along with the Hambo Hoedown Challenge this week, so I was happy to find a bit of time.  The challenge is buttons, and they provide the digi to you each week if you play along and also email them a photo of your card.  The digi for this challenge is named Strawberry Kid and also comes with this darling little thank you sentiment.  Besides birthday cards, thank you cards are my most needed, so I'm always happy to add to my stash.

I did some messy stitching around my strawberry paper and added those little matching dome stickers.  If you are wondering where my button is, it's that little white flower on my ribbon bow. It's one of those with the do-hickey behind it.


Since I have less design team commitments now, I'm trying to keep up with my resolution to blog about more personal stuff, so here goes. 

I got my hair cut last week and I've been keeping it blonder for the warm months.  So here is a kinda not so good picture of me with shorter, layered hair. I like it.  I told my husband that it looks like convertible hair.  As in, if it gets wind blown with the top down in our new Corvette I can just shake it back into place. (Insert a big long stare at me from him right here.)  I'm pretty sure I'll have to continue driving  my convertible hair around in my non convertible, seven year old Saturn Ion.  

Also book club meets this week, so I thought I would share the selection.

I enjoyed it.  It's very sweet, and a fun summer read.  If you need something deeper, you can join Rod in his reading of Moby Dick.  Seriously.  The man is reading this because he wants to.  Who does this? 

Our sweetheart niece Jennifer graduated high school on Saturday.  Both she and her sister are now adults. Sigh.  I love them so. One more year, and Julianne will graduate from OSU.  She will then be off to some other school studying for another four years for her degree in Pharmacy.  For now, she passed the test to be certified as a pharmacy tech and will get paid this summer, instead of just being an intern working for free...Woo Hoo!  

(Doesn't it look like the guy in the background is checking them out? EWWWW!)

Had to sneak in a photo of us too :)

The other crazy thing that happened on Sunday was this.  We open the garage to leave for church, when there's this odd little white bird in our driveway.  Thinking it's some rare breed, I go closer to check it out, when I discover it's a parakeet! It was white with a little blue underneath and was SOOOO cute.  It looked so pitiful, and I was freaking out telling Rod we needed to save it! I was racking my brain trying to figure out how to catch it quickly, but we didn't have anything to put him in.  Sadly we just ended up leaving and I just prayed that it would still be there when we got home from church. No luck...I hope someone else out there finds it and is better equipped to help... I'm choosing to believe that it got away on accident, and not that someone let it go on purpose :(

I guess that's it for now.  Have a great rest of the day and thanks so much for visiting me!

Challenges for this card:
Stamp Something-Use a Digi
Wags N Whiskers-Stitching
Stamp Insanity-Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink-Ribbon or lace

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, DCWV, Markers: Copic, Stickers: EK Success, Nesties, Ribbon, lace and button from my supplies.


jonim52 said...

Hi Karin, love your new hairdo, card is adorable too! Loved reading your blog.

TannyP said...

Love the hair!! I'll have to pick up that read, too....always love a good book. I, like you, am going to hope it was an accident with the parakeet. That's just sad otherwise. I love your messy stitching and the button, as well as the little stickers. Fun digi and you've colored beautifully!

Judy Rozema said...

Oh little birdie!! I would have wanted to save him too!! LOVE your fun post and your new 'do looks adorable! The pictures are so fun - I like reading about your life! And your card --- heavens, it's adorable!!! That little white rose is so cute. Love the matting behind your image! SO glad you played along! You will love what else is coming later in June~! XOXO

NoraAnne said...

I love your card, from the messy stitching, to the sweet DP, to the pretty little rose button, ALL OF IT! So many fun details and I can't forget about the fabulous Strawberry Kid!
Your new haircut is so pretty, I love your color and I sure hope that little birdie make out ok :) Congrats to your niece and thank you for playing in the Hambo Hoedown!

Sara Ament said...

Karin... Your card is just so cute! I love it! I think your hair do is awesome! Congrats to your neice! Yep... it does look like that guy is checking them out! Yuck! Anyways... Thank You for join us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful week! Happy Creating! Sara

Angelica said...

Hi! Karin

Love your hair!! You look fresh and pretty.

Your card is cute, I love the colors and strawberry paper.
Thanks!! for sharing your family photos.

1CardCreator said...

Love that haircut Karin and the pic of you is great! Cute berry card too.

Monica Hunter said...

What a fun post to read today! I love your new hairdo, which makes me want convertible-hair of my own! (Til then, a ponytail will have to suffice.) Your card is so pretty and colorful -- I love how it turned out! I'm so glad that you're continuing to play along with us! :)

Amberbop said...

LOL! Hehe. Karin, you are too funny! I love your convertible hair. It rocks and so do you, my friend. xo

pinky said...

What a cute little card, berry special lol. Loving the new hair style Karin, really suits you and better to be prepared for the convertible lol. I am feeling middle of the road today but definitely not as tired now.

Belinda said...

I always have problems with that type of button and attaching it. Your card is beautiful and the button is perfect. I like the three red circle-things, too.

Amanda R said...

Love the hair Karin! I think the paler blond really makes your blue eyes stand out, very pretty cut too. Hope my saturn lasts 7 years!

Cheryl said...

I lvoe your convertable hair! It looks so sassya and fun, perfect for the summer. It's great with your face shape.

Your card is also very cute! I love the stitching and papers.

Awww, poor little parakeet. :( We got our first parakeet (and several others) this way when I was a kid.

Anonymous said...

What a berry good card
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sunghee said...

Love the messy stitiching. What a delicious looking card! teehee

Beverly said...

ok... well 1st: I love your card and your stitching made me scream! 2nd: your hair looks so cute.. I'm trying to grow mine out - disaster! 3rd: That guy in that picture is major creepy - just saying.. ewww!

I think I'll have some strawberries now...

Dawn♥ said...

Beautiful job well done using the Stitch challenge over at Wags 'n Whiskers. Thanks for joining in. Dawn♥

Jenn said...

Your card is just darling. I love all the stitching. The coloring is perfect. Lovely having you at the Hoedown!


Micki said...

oohhhh LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!! And love the card.... I really have to start using my sewing machine (instead of constantly talking about :-)

Marcie S. said...

I love the little dome stickers and that beautiful button! Thanks for playing with us at the Hoedown!

Emily Leiphart said...

Great card, Karin! I love that image - hilarious costume and the button is gorgeous. Your new hairdo looks wonderful and I laughed at the description of the look your husband gave you. LOL Congrats to your niece!

Pat said...

Karin, what a cute button. I love your card it is so very, very cute. And I like your hairdo too :0) Thank You for joining us our Paper Creations Ink challenge. I look forward to seeing more of your work

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